True bovine arch: illustration

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
Diagram

So-called "bovine arch" where there is a common origin of the brachiocephalic trunk and left common carotid artery. 

Case Discussion

This common variant of aortic arch branching pattern is commonly called a "bovine arch" but this is a misnomer as the branching pattern of ruminant animals (e.g. cattle, buffalo) is not this pattern. 

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Case information

rID: 35912
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 26th Oct 2015
System: Vascular
Tag: variant
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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